change your mind

If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and input, you… Get the Rest

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We’ll Call You When We Want Pleated Khakis: Workplace Humor from HBO’s Silicon Valley

I absolutely love this time of year. The days are warmer, longer, and my work attire is once again accented with wedges instead of tights. This time of the

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If Goals Don’t Change, You Must Be Working For ACME

Somewhere there's a marketing manager for a Taxi association.  She's got direct reports and is just hearing about this thing called Uber.  She already set some lame goals

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Employment Branding: The Maker Vs. The Manager

I recently rediscovered Paul Graham’s classic 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule,” and it’s making me reevaluate how I approach my work. In the article, Graham breaks information workers

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Gossip Girls and Boys – HR’s New Productivity Weapon?

For all my career I’ve heard that loose lips sink ships. I was told don’t talk about your coworkers, don’t spread gossip. And if you are in HR,

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Show Me The Shekels

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance "middle-class." It makes a lot of sense; you have

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Game On

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been elbow deep in online learning.  Newsflash: Translating a dynamic live training experience into an equally engaging online learning experience isn’t for the

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The Performance Enhancing Podcast E1: Goal Setting [PODCAST]

FOT Note – Welcome to "The Performance Enhancing Podcast," a new monthly podcast series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the good folks at Halogen Software. All we talk about on this podcast

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POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME: Setting Developmental Goals

To get everything done in the next year, you're going to need your people to perform at a high level. You also know that the people who report

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Don’t Be A HR Scrooge This Holiday Season!

Welcome to my favorite time of the year!  The season of company holiday parties!  Otherwise known as the night when relationships are either solidified or ruined in the